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Big joke to write Man City off title race – Klopp

 Liverpool boss,Jurgen Klopp, says it would be the “biggest joke in the history of football” to write off Man­chester City in the title race.

City were overpowered at Aston Villa as Unai Emery’s side beat them 1-0 to move above the champions into third. City are now winless in four league games and six points off leaders Arsenal.

Klopp, whose side closed the gap on Arsenal to two points with a win at Sheffield United, feels it “makes no sense” to rush to a judgement on City at this stage in the season.

“If somebody would write City off that would be the biggest joke in the history of football,” the Liverpool boss said after Wednes­day’s win at Bramall Lane.

“Arsenal are fighting and had a similar experience we had [late win vsFulham]. It feels really good but anyway you have to start the next game from 0-0.

“Aston Villa is incredible. Unit­ed is there, don’t play yet maybe exactly the football whoever wants – the media or whatever – but they have points like crazy.

“Chelsea, I’m not sure if they’re coming. The league is incredibly strong, you need to be lucky to get through difficult moments with injuries, especially. So I have no clue [who will win the title].

“Probably. It was the last years, always two. I’m not interested in that, so long as we’re around there. But it’s so difficult and intense. Ask me again in April.” —skysports